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the rifleman
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I've been playing with a clicker and a lighter draw weight bow. Today my arrows started going the right as if they were stiff---I shoot left handed. After many shots out of desperation I tried short drawing and the arrow went where I was looking. I believe that the clicker had creeped a little and was causing me to overdraw to get it to click. I think when I did this my right arm (bow arm) shot out to the right upon release due to the overdrawn position and caused arrows to take off to the right, giving the impression that they were stiff. Once I had the clicker properly adjusted for my anchor and alignment the problem was solved. After overdrawing for a period of time, my usual anchor feels short, but I am getting my elbow behind me and in line so I believe I have everything lined up---the arrows go where I am looking.
Does this sound correct?

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Where is your anchor point?

On a light bow you may only be adding a pound or slightly more of kinetic energy between 28" and 29" of draw. Not enough to alter spine reactions. If your arm and anchor allows an additional inch "unnoticed" play then there is a problem. Anchor means stopped.

Dropping the bow arm early, or a fluid release where your bow arm and upper torso is moving will magnify inconsistencies.

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Just because an arrow goes right for a lefty or left for a righty does NOT necessarily mean that it is a spine issue!

Overdrawing will move your hand out from a position that keeps the arrow nock under your eye and you will get that result every time.

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Thanks. Arrows are spined correctly--- i believe i was just dropping in past my usual anchor and the expanding back further. Getting used to lighter poundage and figuring the clicker out ( which may mean getting rid of it) so that my proper form is ingrained. When i do what i need to arrows fly true-- just took me a bit to discover thay i was drawing past my line.
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Sounds like you've got it figured out. I will say that correct expansion does not move the string hand on the face. Clicker activation is not pulling the arrow farther back, rather it is the motion of the string side shoulder and back that actually pushes the bow arm forward, moving the bow to activate the clicker, not the string or arrow.

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Thanks Arne. That is how it is working for me. As I expand there is no movement of the string hand on the face. Once the arrow is off, my hand naturally moves back to string arm shoulder. As always I appreciate the advice. The clicker is helping me with expansion and I can really feel the bow arm "pushing" toward the target. Once I hit my anchor I focus on being sure my string arm elbow is behind me in line with bow hand and then just expanding until the shot breaks---aiming has become a very secondary experience to the execution of the shot.
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